Furtwangen

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FURTWANGEN

State : Baden-Württemberg
District (Kreis) : Schwarzwald-Baar Kreis (until 1973 Donaueschingen)
Additions : 1971 Neukirch, Schönenbach; 1972 Linach; 1973 Rohrbach im Schwarzwald

Wappen von Furtwangen

Official blazon

In Silber auf grünem Berg eine rote Burgruine, begleitet von zwei grünen Tannen.

Origin/meaning

Furtwangen was founded around 1200 by the Benedictine Abbey of St. George, recieved town rights in 1749 and city rights in 1873. In 1806 the city became part of Baden and the oldest seal dates from the same time. It simply showed the arms of Baden. Since 1821 the seals showed the ruin of the Heidenschloss-castle surrounded by pine trees. From 1873 this composition was also used in a shield and slightly simplified. The arms have not changed since.

Siegel von Furtwangen

The municipal stamp shown in 1892
Wappen von Furtwangen

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925


Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.